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AMS (Advanced Music Systems) is a British audio equipment manufacturer that has been producing high-quality professional audio products for over 30 years. The company was founded in 1981 by Mark Crabtree, a talented electronic engineer with a passion for developing innovative audio equipment.

In the early days, AMS focused on developing high-quality digital signal processors, including the AMS RMX16, which was one of the first digital reverb units to be widely adopted by musicians and producers. The RMX16 became highly popular due to its natural-sounding reverb algorithms and its intuitive user interface, which allowed users to quickly and easily create a wide range of reverb effects.

Over the years, AMS continued to innovate and release new products, including the AMS DMX 15-80S, a digital delay unit that was highly popular among musicians and producers in the 1980s and 1990s. The DMX 15-80S was renowned for its warm, natural-sounding delay effects and its intuitive user interface, which allowed users to create a wide range of delay effects with ease.

Today, AMS continues to be a respected name in the audio industry, with a range of high-quality products that are used in recording studios and live sound applications around the world. The company remains committed to developing innovative audio products that meet the needs of professional audio engineers and musicians, and its products continue to be highly regarded for their superior sound quality and reliability.

The AMS DMX 15-80S is a true stereo microprocessor controlled digital delay line. Originally designed to meet specifications laid down by the British Broadcasting Corporation for equipment to be supplied to them, it offers two completely independently delayed channels with precisely controlled delay times.
The AMS DM2-20 tape phase simulator is the result of extensive research into the requirements and needs of the recording industry, for accurate simulation of tape phasing. Unlike other units of this kind, which solely mix the delayed signal with the original, the DM2-20 uses two independent delay lines to allow true ‘over the top‘ tape phase simulation.
Unlike its mechanical counterpart the AMS RMX 16 system does not require special installation. This, together with the large reduction in size, the superior signal to noise performance and the greater bandwidth, gives the AMS RMX 16 significant advantages over old-fashioned mechanical reverberation systems.
What do you do when an old reverb is still so popular after nearly 40 years? You update it and release it once again. The AMS RMX16 was the world’s first microprocessor-controlled, full-bandwidth digital reverberator and characterized an enormous number of seminal recordings from the 1980s onwards. Its designer’s love for music and experience in the aerospace industry meant it was way ahead of its time on release.
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